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of chevron and other companies. >> they made their way to the chevron refinery. speakers said energy companies should have stricter safety standards to prevent incidents like last month's chevron refinery fire. >> the equipment is old, not maintained. they made $26 billion in profit last year. their equipment should be better maintained and safer for the workers. >> chevron said the company is working to prevent such incidents and they haven't found out what caused the fire. >>> gas prices are the highest they have ever been over a labor day weekend. and that is do in part to the chevron refinery fire. ktvu's tom vacar joins us with more on the situation. tom? >> reporter: have a look over here. in a usual year these prices would head down but because of the chevron refinery fire it is anything but usual. >> reporter: they made a road trip round trip because airplane tickets also spiked by fuel cost were also too high. >> cheaper to drive here even though gas prices are so high. >> reporter: bay area wide, the average price of a gallon of regular is $4.20. that is up 2 cents from a w
government. investigators are trying to determine if chevron potentially used eight had to bypass the monitors air pollutants. the facades of the suspicious two years ago and since then let local agency has reviewed surveillance camera 8 and determine that the monster had been bypassed 27 times in the previous four years. >>> we will never know the mission times during these events. >>> the e p eight is now involved in chevron ended in the response to cbs five said the issues were resolved last year with a settlement with local regulators. the investigation is not related to the fund at the refinery. it is set for 6:00 at richmond tomorrow auditorium. >>> this morning a homeless encampment here for a and king street in san francisco is expected to be cleared for the second time. a fire broke up the site last wednesday. the city has notified a dozen people living there that they had to leave. authorities have identified airport worker who died after crushing a service truck into a parked aircraft. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened early saturday morn
the chevron fire. that's all i want is answers. >> frustration and anger in the voices of east bay residents tonight. seven weeks after the chevron refinery fire. good evening everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. dan is off tonight. many of those who turned out tonight wanted those answers from chevron. still worried about their health and they are concerned about the criminal charges that chevron bypassed air quality monitoring stations for years. allen live at richmond city hall tonight. >> carolyn, one of the things the people found out is that the ruptured pipe should have been as thick as these 5 penny but it went unchecked and it was only as thick as one penny when it blew. >> i wake up every morning feeling the affects of chevron. >>reporter: panel of federal state local authorities told the crowd of about 100 they would tirelessly seek justice for those affected by the chevron refinery fire on august 6. federal investigators say there's no evidence chevron inspected the pipe that ruptured. >> did not inspect individual components that failed which was less than 5 feet in length. >>
to g answers ever since the chevron fire. that's all i want is answers. >> frustration and anger in the voices of east bay residents tonight. seven weeks after the chevron refinery fire. good evening everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. dan is off tonight. many of those who turned out tonight wanted those answers from chevron. still worried about their health and they are concerned about the criminal charges that chevron bypassed air quality monitoring stations for years. allen live at richmond city hall tonight. >> carolyn, one of the things the people found out is that the ruptured pipe should have been as thick as these 5 penny but it went unchecked and it was only as thick as one penny when it blew. >> i wake up every morning feeling the affects of chevron. >>reporter: panel of federal state local authorities told the crowd of about 100 they would tirelessly seek justice for those affected by the chevron refinery fire on august 6. federal investigators say there's no evidence chevron inspected the pipe that ruptured. >> did not inspect individual components that failed whic
at a chevron refinery new details emerge in kristen there's also has a new lease surveillance video of the blaze. >>> for the first time in look at the moment a it bitterly to the chevron refinery ignited it's a white father and black smoke. a black-and-white classic call this spreads over surrounding areas and send more than 15,000 people to hospitals with respiratory illnesses none of that portions of piping that failed catastrophically had worn dangerously thin. did waves the surviving sections i wall thickness as low as about a 16th of an inch. that is 80 percent better than the pipes to that in the chemical safety board said chevron officials failed to check that thickness of the pipe during a november 2011 inspection. >>> is this was not an accident. it was the fault on chevron had refused to do the repair. community activists want to tell whether chevrons processing a heavy social at socialized how can we clean up this mess. investigators say they're still up in the air. nothing is more passionist me the match. investigators removed a section of back broken pipe from this s
the chevron refinery fire from the company's own surveillance camera. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. at the city council meeting residents were told that chevron failed to follow their own safety guidelines. john alston was at the meeting and he joins us now. john. >> reporter: the safety board said the pipe that failed was there for decades and it had lost over time 80% of its thickness. as you said, the board says that chevron failed to follow its own guidelines for pipe inspection. in the moments leading up to the explosion chevron surveillance video capture the countdown on august 6th. in a split second fire appears growing bigger by the minute. the safety board released the video. investigators revealed that the 8-inch pipe that failed was so weak portions of it were only one-16th of an inch thick. there was no evidence the section of pipe was inspected last year or ever. >> however we have obtained policy documents that recommend that every segment of pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> but ch
of people are marching on chevron's richmond refinery. the rich manned fire snot -- richmond fire is not the only ones of on their minds. we start with a group gathered outside the chevron refinery in richmond right now. ktvu allie rasmus joins us live to explain their message. good afternoon allie. >> reporter: this group got here around 11:30 be a group of them gathered outside the richmond refineries gone gates. there was 70-100 people out here with their signs. it looks like a few of the people in the group have left and the demonstration may be coming to an end. one of the things we did notice is that the chevron signs that are normally displayed have been covered up with plywood. one of the things the group here is calling for for is for more government and public oversight of chevron and other oil companies and stricter safety standards to prevent the type of fire that happened here last month. the protestors also say oil companies should be nationalized and publicly controlled and chevron should pay more in taxes to support richmond schools and the local communities. the p
surrounding chevron does not have to do with the refinery fire in richmond with the epa looks into. trouble for the principle of a bay area elementary school what police arrested him. >>> to take that personal component that uniform and redefine it >>> away to embrace their experience in the military of veterans use old uniforms how you can see their work. chevron hit with tough new questions in a criminal investigation it is not about the august refinery fire at richmond it has to do with the air, don knapp with why the epa is involved >>> chevron's latest challenge stems from a routine inspection by bay area air management inspectors that noticed a flair which is used to burn off pollutants it also noticed the monitoring system was not showing problems the enforcement officer says it appears the pipe cut pollutants around a detour around the monitors >>> was set with down the pipeline into the flair and bypassed all the monitoring equipment and went into the flair >>> wasn't an effort to hide emissions or oversight >>> it did not go through the monitors a never registered we will
. >>> what specific chevron to build to do at the refinery fire. >>> to attend a everybody clears of but the warmest of the workweek is so straight ahead. >>> a lot of of the novel is being picked up as we speak >>> the time is 5:00 and begin u.s. ambassador to the end three others have been killed as protesters attacked the u.s. consulate in that country. >>> we had to have your mission this morning was that obama has been ordered or less since the resources to support security in libya. it credited to estimate the arm and the ambassador to the had been ill and had ties. he was born in northern california and pulled up in piedmont. his undergraduate degree came to berkeley and went to moscow at uc hastings college in 1989. it happened tuesday. gunman charged consulate as of 5 to the building. protesters were and go over from the road to the slums profit the fund was promoted by an american. >>> and make all of people angry. because we will >>> the turned on the american flag and replace it with an american ba >>> obama just came up with in a statement strongly condemning these at
chevron failed to follow their own safety guidelines. john alston was at the meeting and he joins us now. john. >> reporter: the safety board said the pip was there for decades and it had lost over time 80% of its thickness. as you said, the board says that chevron failed to follow its own guidelines for pipe inspection. in the moments leading up to the explosion chevron surveillance video capture the countdown on august 6th. in a split second fire appears growing bigger by the minute. the safety board released the video. investigators revealed that the 8-inch pipe that failed was so weak portions of it were only one-16th of an inch thick. there was no evidence the section of pipe was inspected last year or ever. >> however we have obtained policy documents that recommend that every segment of pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> but chevron is saying that it is sorry and saying it is sorry several times is not enough. >> the plant manager read a prepared statement. >> this is not reflective of our refinery or our company. chevron does pl
an interim principal len ramirez cbs 5 >>> chevron will face the public with an update on last month's devastating fire at the richmond refinery if the meeting expected to draw crowds and tough questions ann notorangelo with a criminal investigation surrounding their refinery this investigation has nothing to do with the fire. >>> epa looks into something that happened in 2005 tried to see get chevron deliberately diverted pollutants away from a monitoring system. in 2004 the bay area air quality management district out lot flaring as a routine practice but fun can be used in an emergency with monitors to detect pollutants the air district says chevron had a pipe in place to bypass the monitors by law chevron was supposed to remove the pipe they did neither. >>> they continued flaring they did use it 27 times from 2005- 2009 >>> the paw up was discovered in 2009 when other inspectors notice the flaring >>> they noticed then went to the monitoring system to see how much it was and the monetary showed no flow so they thought something was up >>> chevron remove the pipe in 2009 and paid
the -- residents are hearing the latest into safety practs at chevron refinery. coming -- practice at chevron refinery. coming up ktvu's cara liu will join us live from the community meeting. >>> fundraisers for flight 93 say they are short on cash. flight 93 was bound for san francisco when terrorist took over the plane. the first phase of the memorial at the crash site has been completed but family of the victims say $5 million is needed to finish the flight 93 memmier -- memorial. >>> scientists are seeing if japanese tsunami debris has come aboard. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler has more. >> reporter: you can see the occasional bit of plastic on the beach but volunteers cleared beaches from santa cruz to monterey. >> reporter: in a warehouse they call the trash lab researchers went through a tiny fraction of the 8-tons volunteers picked up. >> our beaches are bees used heavily and we are still leaving stuff behind. >> shoes, socks, cans, bottles, all kinds of stuff. you name it, we can find it on the beach. >> reporter: they are on the look out for debris from the japanese s
a hundred people have gathered where government officials and chevron providing community residents with an update on the refinery fire last month. the public meeting started about an hour ago. officials from the epa, contra costa health, emergency services are speaking and chevron representatives will be feelgd questions. police say they hope to learn more about the fire that set toxic smoke into their community. one woman told us she's upset about a federal finding that chevron did not properly monitor a pipe. >> it's a federal position, scandal has broke. i want to know what chevron has to say for themselves. >> earlier today chevron's general manager confirmed that the likely cause of the august 6th fire was pipe corrosion. >>> at least one person has died in a brush fire burning in san diego county. police officials say they found the body of an 82-year-old man. the fire started yesterday near the u.s. border. it's now 40% contain and had still threatenings dozens of other homes. investigators are still looking into what caused it. . >>> parts of contra costa county control bur
richmond residents about last month's chevron refinery fire. they discuss what went right and what went wrong. it was held that memorial auditorium monday night. some kept their cool till they were allowed to speak. one woman started creaming. they -- screaming about brain cancer. the panelists tried to intervene. >> when i went to the hospital, because of the throat -- [ talking at the same time ] >> doctor's medical center -- >> yes, i did. i had to pay for that with my medicare. i am being charged for that. >> my biggest concern is the people get their medications, especially those who can't afford it. chevron sent me a check and it wasn't enough for my medications. >> reporter: tomorrow afternoon the board of supervisors holding a special meeting to discuss the flaws. reggie kumar, kron 4 news. >> chevron officials believe they tracked down the quasi-of the fire -- the cause of the fire. they addressed that earlier today. kron 4's dan kerman has that part of the story. >> reporter: they suspects corrosion is to blame for the pipe rupture that lead to the fire. chevron did not have t
cbs 5 >>> we learn more about what caused this fire and explosion at the chevron refinery, it makes you wonder how a multibillion-dollar company makes such a mistake. reporter mark sayre in richmond tonight >>> when an explosion and fire rocked the richmond refinery on august 6th no one could have known how worse the situation could have been the federal agency investigating the explosion left no doubt >>> consequences of the cloud of vapor released from an aging pipe could have been far worse >>> the u.s. chemical safety board revealed the section of pipe that ruptured had lost 80 percent of its thickness due to corrosion >>> in post ends in measurement is the surviving portion of the pipe had a thickness as low as one 16th of an inch about the thickness of a penny >>> 200 people turned out at a community meeting to your an update a spokesperson for chevron confirmed of those silicon content may have caused the corrosion and poor communication within the company may be partly to blame >>> does not appear this information was effectively understood and acted upon >>> many residents
live. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> the people most affected by the richmond chevron refinery fire are being told there may be no way to prove their health problems are linked to the smoke that covered their neighborhoods in early august. chevron's response and the public that is demanding answers. >> reporter: one of the things that people found out is the ruptured pipe should have been as thick as five pennies. it went unchecked and only as thick as one penny when it blew. >> we did not inspect the individual component which was less than five feet in length. >> we've obtained internal documents from chevron that recommend that every segment of the pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> reporter: fed, state and local authorities told the crowd of 100, they would tirelessly seek justice for those affected by the fire august 6th. >> how long can we held our breath? the fire was over 11 hours. >> reporter: the u.s. chemical safety board says the decisions made by chevron are being investigated. epa launched criminal investigation into why che
>>> chevron is hit with new questions tonight not about the august refinery fire this has to do with the air we breathe, reporter don knapp on by the epa investigate the plant. >>> chevron's latest challenge stems from a routine inspection by bay area air management inspectors the notice the flan on a vertical pipe also noticed the air monitoring system not showing any problems and enforcement officers as the pipe to pollutants on the p to or on the monitors >>> we found a line that went into the fire itself it bypassed local monitoring equipment and went into the flair >>> was an effort to hide in missions or oversight? >>> it did not go through the monitors and never registered we will never know the emissions levels during the flaring events which is serious >>> in the san francisco chronicle the epa says it conducts a criminal investigation the epa would not confirm or deny that an investigation under way the pollution allegations not related to the august fire that spewed smoke over the east bay chevron and an e-mail response to cbs 5 said the flaring issues were resolved
was taken to the hospital. >>> a labor day march and rally today outside chevron refinery. >> the match was other thanked by the labor group united labor workers for action. they are calling for more government over sight of chevron refinery and straighter safety standards and they say oilisms cashould be nationalized -- oil companies should be nationalized. >> the equipment is old it is not maintained. they made $26 billion in profit last year. their equipment should be better maintained, safer for the workers. >> investigators still haven't been able to determine the exact cause of the fire. >>> labor day start wad earthquake in southern california -- started with a earthquake in southern california. people near the epicenter in beverly hills say it was strong but folks in west los angeles didn't even bother to call police when it happened. >>> actor michael clarke duncan has died. >> michael clarke duncan is known for his performance in the green mile. he appeared in dozens of films. he never recovered from a heart attack he suffered in july. he died at the age of 54. >>> the dumbart
spotted it. >>> the environmental protection agency is conducting a criminal investigation of chevron after learn learning the company was releasing pollute tents. kyra clapper has the story. >> inspectors with the bay area quality district discovered a pipe in the chevron refinery in richmond was routing the hydro carbon gases around the equipment meant to monitor them. >> with what chevron did, it was not possible to actually measure how much emissions occurred. >> the district's investigation found the refinery used the pipe bypass 27 times between 2005 and 2009. chevron corrected the bypass and paid $170,000 in fines. now the epa is launching its own investigation to determine whether it was used to deceive air pollution regulators. >> it comes at a time frankly in the wake of the fire where it affects the credibility of the refinery. >> chevron issued a statement in response to this issue. it reads in part "we are currently cooperating with the government's investigation. protecting people and the environment are core values at chevron. we have invested millions of dollars to upg
. >>> the environmental protection agency is conducting a criminal investigation of chevron after learn learning the company was releasing pollute tents. kyra clapper has the story. >> inspectors with the bay area quality district discovered a pipe in the chevron refinery in richmond was routing the hydro carbon gases around the equipment meant to monitor them. >> with what chevron did, it was not possible to actually measure how much emissions occurred. >> the district's investigation found the refinery used the pipe bypass 27 times between 2005 and 2009. chevron corrected the bypass and paid $170,000 in fines. now the epa is launching its own investigation to determine whether it was used to deceive air pollution regulators. >> it comes at a time frankly in the wake of the fire where it affects the credibility of the refinery. >> chevron issued a statement in response to this issue. it reads in part "we areing with currently cooperating with the government's investigation. protecting people and the environment are core values at chevron. we have invested millions of dollars to upgrade, improve
>>> right now at 11:00, change is in the air in the aftermath of the chevron refinery fire one month ago. we have more on the air quality and the approach to monitor what we are breathing. >>> perfect timing. hear from the coast guard pilot who led this mission. >>> and teachers are strike in the third largest school district as the administrators help to 400,000 students affected by it. >>> we have a live look outside. that is the san mateo bridge. a little haze in the air. christina loren will be along to talk about the weather on this monday, september 10th. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> good morning. i'm jon kelley. the fire in richmond burned for hours and that smoke made thousands of people sick. today, we are learning what the air quality district is changing with regards to the fire at the chevron refinery. >> we have more with christie smith. >> reporter: good morning. this is the first time that all of the agencies looking into the chevron refinery fire are here under one roof at the air quality management district offices in san fra
surveillance video from last month's chevron refinery fire in richmond. illicit two minutes for the weizman puc to turn black and start shooting up into the sky. reporter chris harris with what else we've learned about the pipe that fails. >>> and dana tonight we found out that the pipe that failed was in terrible condition in fact in some areas it was no bigger than this small stack of papers investigators say chevron overlooks the problem during inspections last year. for the first time and look at the very moment and august 6th at the bleak week ignited. at this point there is just above the white fog and black smoke. a black and white clouds its beverage and in surrounding areas and send more than 15,000 people to hospitals with respiratory illnesses. investigators now know that portions of piping that failed catastrophically that day had warned dangerously thin. those surviving sections had wall thickness as low as about a 16th of an inch. that is 80 percent better than the pipes and then the board said chevron officials fail to check the thickness of the pipe during a november 2011 inspe
descended on the chevron refinery in richmond demanding big changes. the group marching from washington park to front gate of chevron. they say they want executives prosecuted after the fire and the plume of smoke. they believe the government should impose stricter controls on the industry and only by chance that the fire dpid not take any lives. >> we got away very luckily in this case. we know this is not the only case. this will happen again. if we leave it in the hand of, of profit for prof if it it ind. for profit industry has shown they don't care what they do to the land, people or workers. >> the group is calling for chef run to pay out more to support health care and education in richmond. a spokesperson for chevron says over the past three years the company has given almost $10 million to youth programs, economic development and education in the area. chevron and other state federal agencies are investigating the cause of the fire. >>> many of the victims of the 1991 oakland hills fire have been victimized again. vandals struck at the memorial which honors the lives and homes, lost
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killed. chevron hit with tough questions in a criminal investigation not about the august fire in richmond has to do with the air we breathe. don knapp on why the epa is getting involved. >>> chevron's latest challenge stems from a routine inspection by bay area air management inspectors two years ago the notice the flair used to burn off pollutants also notice the the system was not showing any problems the enforcement officers as it appears the pipe to a pollutants around a detour around the monitors. >>> the paw up went into the flair, and i passed month to rent equipment and went into the flair >>> was in an effort to hide emissions or oversight >>> i did not go through the monitors and never registered we will never know the emission level during the flaring of and which is serious >>> the monitors put in place in 2005 at the same time chevron required to use video monitors >>> when i was discovered florin had occurred and not registered the basically looked back a lot of video that chevron is required to take and determine over a multi-year. the number of firing incidents
>> cal osha has been on side ever since the fire was sparked if violations are discovered chevron will be slapped with find in the citations. health services discussed what went wrong that day and what went right. they say confusing information was released to the public. >> the messages sent to the media were inconsistent. but we asked people in richmond, san paolo and north richmond to shelter in place. >> make sure that at the end of this process, we come up with a prevention plan that means this will not ever occur again. >> the meeting is expected to wrap up about half an hour. >> chevron official believe they have tracked down the cause >> the area that ruptured was not one of the locations checked. >> chevron also responded to allegations that the company delivered a bypass air monitoring equipment. chevron claims while it is true the pipe was not connected and emissions did go out and monitored for several years, it was not done on purpose. >> i take exception to someone questioning in tents around safety. >> as soon as we knew about the issue we addressed it. >>
. >>> the epa launches an investigation into chevron. what the oil company did at its refinery in richmond that led to the criminal probe. >>> the national league west champs get back on the field and where the regular-season games still matter. >>> it looks like business as usual at this san francisco theater and we'll tell you why will is a mad rush to catch a show tonight. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello everyone, i'm heather holmes, federal authoritiess have opened a criminal probe against chevron for shoveling pollution at its refinery in richmond. debora villalon in richmond. >> well, it was uncovered by the san francisco chronicle. chevron hit with a fine and epa investigation for using a pipe that skirts monitoring equipment. >> if you can't trust the person to do what they are supposed to do. >> reporter: richmond is still reeling from chevron's explosion of a corroded pipe. now this county supervisor is angry about flaring, the burning of gases into the air. it's a pr
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] it's on. let's roll. are seeing the chevron refinery fire from the company's own surveillance camera. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. at the city council meeting residents were told that chevron failed to follow their own safety guidelines. john alston was at the meeting and he joins us now. john. >> reporter: the safety board said the pipe that failed was there for decades and it had lost over time 80% of its thickness. as you said, the board says that chevron failed to follow its own guidelines for pipe inspection. in the moments leading up to the explosion chevron surveillance video capture the countdown on august 6th. in a split second fire appears growing bigger by the minute. the safety board released the video. investigators revealed that the 8-inch pipe that failed was so weak portions of it were only one-16th of an inch thick. there was no evidence the section of pipe was inspected last year or ever. >> however we have obtained policy documents that recommend that every segment ve been included in a pipeould inspection program. >>
to figure out the man's identity. >>> happening now, chevron thinks they know what caused the fire last month. ktvu's cara liu was given a tour of the refinery today. >> reporter: a briefing inside the last 90 minutes inside the chevron refinery, they believe they know what caused the fire. the manager announced they likely know the cause of the fire august 6. he blamed corrosion for causing the weakening of the pipe in question and said low silicone content may have been a contributing factor. >> some of our experts did understand and the impact. it does not appear this information was understood and acted upon. >> reporter: in a separate issue, the epa opened an investigation into the company after an investigation discovered they were routing gases without proper monitoring. flaring is a safety procedures used to burn off extra hydro carbons. they were required to monitoring starting in 2004 but chevron in dozens of cases did not. >> they have to turn a volveb to operate -- a volve to operate this and add more steam. to me they knowingly did that. >> reporter: coming up, we will have
, a criminal probe into whether chevron tried to hide four years worm of emission autos clearly epa feels it should further the investigation warranted. >> officials say they did not intentionally install a pipe to bypass a mission monitoring equipment at the richmond refinery for a four-year period. and there is a general manager says the pipe was there to relief -- relief pressure in the system. chevron is now the object of a criminal investigation by epa, trying to determine whether it was the routing of the pipe was accidental or intentional. ate lous the refine troy burn off a small amount of hydrocarbons undetected. inspectors discovered this problem in 2009. and last year, fined chevron $170,000. >> air district found the problem, told chef tron take the path out, which they did. it's been corrected so now, gases go through the flare monitoring but for four years, they did not. >> chevron announced a further ice he slated the cause of the fire. >> we expect the thinning of the piping component that failed is likely due to a damaged mechanism. >> and this month, u.s. chemical safety
penny when it blew. >> i wake up every morning feeling the affects of chevron. >>reporter: panel of federal state local authorities told the crowd of about 100 they would tirelessly seek justice for those affected by the chevron refinery fire on august 6. federal investigators say there's no evidence chevron inspected the pipe that ruptured. >> did not inspect individual components that failed which was less than 5 feet in length. >> however we have obtained internal documents from chevron that recommend that every segment of the pipe in this service should have been included in a pipe inspection program. >> u.s. chemical safety board says the decision made by chevron are being investigated. another decision in question has history residents even more fired up. >> how long can we hold our breath? the fire was spread over 11 hours. >> epa launched a criminal investigation into why chevron bypassed its air monitoring equipment and burned off toxic gas at least 20 times without reporting it between 2005 and 2009. >> when chevron installed 6 flow meter to comply with the regulation
to become here. >>> chevron must be assured for all protected in the future. this gives me to look at my window. >>> to prevent someone like this from happening again chevron has installed pollution monitors are rather refinery. >>> he investigators from 10 hidden cameras in the san francisco is home one of the cameras was found in a teddy bear. eric d. lewis of principle was arrested on drug charges thursday. he appeared in court yesterday. >>> about 1/4 of an ounce of methamphetamine the seven panels of india may or access the have record files of chp. >>> in lieu of 25 doesn't dollars belt at this point there's no indication of any crime involving children of the school. in other sectors as the man is doing " to the suspected of trying to conduct an annual accrual near an elementary school near a cemetery. the 25 road was suppressed the west and saturday. police said in friday's incident the girl was able to escape but he tried at the end running back to the school. >>> service as the police chief wants help in identifying the people who went on a rampage last week. the head of missio
made in alerting the public when a fire erupted inside the chevron refinery. ktvu's rob roth is live with the steps they say are being taken to protect the public. rob? >> reporter: a piece of pipe may be a key piece in determining what caused the explosion here at the chevron refinery. >> reporter: investigators are looking at a 8-foot section of pipe. >> working with cal-osha and we expect it to be delivered to a lab today. >> reporter: officials described the pipe as thin but wouldn't say what caused the condition. they said what they will look for. >> thickness measurements taken, did they have a good program, using industry standers. >> reporter: they called a special meeting with officials investigating the explosion. >> not just about corroding pipe, about the maintenance, when you replace equipment. >> reporter: they are also focused on failures in the alert system warning the public and wants chevron to pay to upgrade the system. we are also reviewing efforts to improve the data. >>> the plume sent 17,000 people to the hospital. the reports at the time were the air quality
. turtle? turtle gets me to work, to school... no, no, i'm a cool car. so i always fill up with chevron with techron. oh. well in that case, yeah, i am cool, after all. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. >>> in san bruno a memorial under way to mark the two-year anniversary of the pg&e pipeline explosion. it killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes don knapp at the memorial with what is being done to help san bruno recover. >>> never a joyous occasion when people and san bruno get together to remember what happened two years ago that talk about the progress they are making and shows the strength of the community. the dedication of a plaque was a conciliation to her that killed her mother. >>> along two years a struggle and see my mom's name on the plaque i appreciate that thank you. >>> eight people killed and 50 injured and destroyed 38 homes the tragedy left questions about the safety of pg&e gas lines all over northern california. rebuilding has gone well, the mayor says it is taking over the psychological repair for
. cal lost saturday's game to nevada. >>> 50 activists marched in richmond to protest chevron's handling of the august 6th refinery fire. the group gathered at washington park, near the site of chevron's explosion and fire. protesters claim the for-profit company doesn't put a premium on the environment or workers. and they want the government to step in. >> this will happen again if we leave it in the hands for for-profit industry. for-profit city has showed to us they don't care what they do with the lands or the workers because we're replaceable. >> cindy sheehan said she was there in solidarity with chevron workers. chevron says it is willing to reimburse people in the community because of losses they suffered because of that fire. >>> vandals have defaced the victims of the memorial of the oakland hills fire. five metal bars were shaved off at the base of the memorial garden, possibly to be sold at scrap. that fire killed 25 people and burned about 3,000 homes. the landscape committee is reviewing surveillance camera footage. this is the third time the memorial has been vandalized s
city council last night chevron fail to inspect a pipe that sparked the huge refinery fire. the chemical safety board released video. take a close look, showing a large white vapor cloud before the fire on august 6th, that destroyed part of the refinery. inspectors say the pipe had worn to 1/16 of an inch thick, 20% of its original thickness and the pipe should have been replaced. >> we've obtained internal chevron policy documents that recommend that every segment of pipe in this service should have been included in the pipe inspection program. >> i want to assure you personally this incident is not reflective of our refinery or company. chevron does place the highest value on safety. >> the refinery manager told councilmembers chevron wants richmond residents to rebuild the unit and re-- >> vigil held tonight for highway patrol officer kenyon youngstrom he was shot to death last week during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo. we are learning about many so of the people who received his organs. a 29-year-old mother got one of his kidneys and pang crass. 52-year-old woman --
meeting in richmond to discuss the chevron refinery fire. the august 6th fire sent more than 16,000 people to the hospital. tonight residents will hear from county health represent is, air quality officials, and environment fall protection agency. the meeting will be held at the richmond memorial auditorium. doors open at 5:15. >>> coming up more trouble for chevron. what was found inside the company's richmond refinery and how the discovery has sparked a federal criminal investigation. >>> time is 4:34. this morning letters are being handed out to parents following the arrest of the principal. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega has more on the tip that led to his arrest and the charges he is facing. foreign -- good morning. >> reporter: good morning, here pam. school will resume in a few hours and when it does they will have a new interim principal. eric dean lewis has been the principal for the past seven years but now he's facing felony drug charges. theyed a an under cover agent contact him through a dating website and set up a meeting at the cal train station. they found metham
>>> would learn more about the chevron refinery fire in richmond including the poor condition of the pipes the company is a meeting get made mistakes. >>> when the explosion and fire rocked the refinery on august 6th no one could of known how much worse the situation could have banned but the lead federal agency investigating the explosion left no doubt >>> consequences of the cloud of flammable vapors released from an aging pipe could have been far worse >>> the u.s. chemical safety board reveal the pipe that ruptured lost 80 percent of its original thickness due to corrosion >>> in measurements the surviving portion of that section of pipe had a thick mist as low as one 16th of an inch about the thickness of a penny >>> 200 people turned out at a meeting to hear an update on the investigation a spokesperson for chevron confirmed the los silicon content of the pie may have caused the corrosion and poor communications may be partly to blame >>> it does not appear this information was effectively understood and acted upon >>> many residents remain skeptical >>> right now we're fed up and in
their opinions. >> we will talk to you later will carry a several weeks ago, the fire at chevron's cent over 50 people to the hospital. they updated that about 200 local residents were very upset about the fire. people that went to the hospital kept their cool until they were allowed to speak. those of us who cannot afford to get medication and chevron send out checks to these people but they stated that the checks were not enough. as part of the plan to prevent the fires from happening again chevron have installed new monitoring stations to help. chevron officials believe that they have tracked the cause of the fire. they say that corrosion was the reason for the fire. they are stating that they did not deliberately bypassed any thing. they are stating that a pipe was not connected properly and that is why this happened and it was not done on purpose. us s soon as we knew about issu did addresas some as we heard at this we started to work on ways to fix it. the investigation is still on the way. >> a nine year-old coro is at home with her family after she stated that on friday at park side ele
administrative leave. coming up, more reaction from presidents -- from parents chevron addressing a host of issues tonight. chevron says they now believe they know what caused if the refinery fire in august. fog thick smoke said more than 10,000 residents to area hospitals b.f. >> dan kerman is live in richmond with a news conference just wrapped up. >> first, let's talk about the refinery fire. >> election of on sf-man staff seventh theory if this for dealer said and did not get checked. here is what chevron had to say about the pipes the burst. >> there were 19 19 expansion -- examination points. >> the entire five with about 200 ft. off than they did if check off sections but not including death by fortune fifthfifth they say this type o pipe is more prone to corrosion now instead of inspecting segments they are inspecting the entire fight. the second topic is allegations and that chevron to " bypass the air monitoring flaring pollution and gas into the air. that they purposely bypass their monitors. chevron has absolutely denied that they did that on purpose. they say the pipe
to the playoffs. good morning i marty >> i'm isabel >> more and actions at other by chevron. federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation on chevron. the allowed them to burn off without officials milling about it. they say that some of the gases leaked into the air. because chevron did not record them they have no idea how much coke pollution and the air. >> the community is having a meeting. >>marty: let's get back to the giants. let's show you the highlights. he does had ever heels into the stands. but he catches it. >> later their two runs and driven and. the giants with an attack on a couple more runs. here is the final out. it is a liner to center and is tied to celebrate. let's let the champagne flowed year. >> we got it done. this is really good. >> this is what you work for. >> we have to finish the last few games of the regular season. >> at this is great. this is a stepping stone. >> we are going to take a break and enjoy it and save their what just happened but then we need to get ready for the playoffs. ysabel: the hair is more of the locker room celeb
compaÑÍa chevron creen que lee beraba contaminantes de manera indindebida. >> la agencia busca determinar si chevron sabÍa o no de esa practica. >> precisamente los residentes de richmond una investigaciÓn de la refinerÍa, discutirÁn las lesiones del incendio, muchas personas en el hospital por problemas respiratorios. >> la cita de maÑana lunes en el centro de convenciÓns en la ciudad de richmond. >> uno de los retos mÁs graennd en el siglo 21 son la obesidad infantil y claudia nos cuenta de que se trata, te escuchamos y adelante. >> asÍ es dedo gaedgardo, la ma causa que niÑos sean mal alimentados por los padres convirtiÉndose en mÁs de problema de salud para los infantes. >> 43 millones de niÑos menores de 5 aÑos tenÍan sobrepeso en el 2010, un 60% mÁs alto en el 90 y estados unidos la ci abfras mÁs alta a nivel nunmundial y diabe y problemas cardiacos. >> por quÉ expandirse la grasa da diabetes. >> padres de familias con mÁs de un trabajo que al calentar alimentos prefabricados y tambiÉn la tecnologÍa que aleja a los niÑos del deportes. >> (habla en inglÉs) >> el
bizarre incidents. >>> the chevron refinery fire investigation, while regulators held a special meeting and the changes they want them to make. >> there is the fog but it is shallow. temperatures inland will warm up. how hot it will be in your neighborhood for your tuesday. >>> turning now to our coverage of the chevron refinery fire last month. ktvu's rob roth tells us about all the investigations going on along with special meeting today. rob? >> reporter: 5 separate investigations are going on here that chevron refinery and much of the focus is on improving what some call a substandard air pollution monitoring system. >> reporter: they called a special meeting to discuss last month's fire at the chevron refinery and its after math. the fire sent 15,000 residents to hospitals, most with respiratory problems even though they said the samples were safe. >> the community want to see more air monitoring so the public can understand what is in the air. >> reporter: they also hope to establish a better community alert system and perhaps use a weather balloon to catch samples high in the atm
estimate that as many as 22 dozen people may have been exposed to the railroad and borne disease chevron's refinery i >>> this comes on the heels of a federal audit of that huge fire last month that destroyed part of the refinery in richmond at the number of tests won't well below federal standards. >>> the flat first u.s. air wis flight to make an emergency landing. the male caller said the wind axle never was on the plane on with liquid explosives. eventually the authorities did out that the entire thing was a hoax. the ex girlfriend and her orphaned a call a special charges. the navy seal foundation says it will not except the nation's from the sales of no easy day. this the new book about the assault and battery. the book's author running under the pseudonym mark on promised to donate most of the profits pretty foundation responded at its committed to peace and providing support to the navy seal and committees and families. it will not accept donations generated from the book. >>> you have to cut taxes in this highway 130 prepared. it had the highest speed limit without posted limit
that street firms said cattle ever entered the meat supply. >>> last month chevron refinery fire in richmond the world to remove the pipe that fell on august 6th. the pilot had eroded to only about one 16th of an inch thick. at some spots. >>> in the event that was supposed to serve as an outlet to be artists to express himself out of hand. it happened saturday in berkeley on forestry. having received permission from the owner. >>> it was all this gone astray. but police are continuing its investigation and a lot of cleanup work must be done. the old and factory building was pitted the dirtiest and already a tagging hot spot. the place is heading for restoration didn't the on the part of a program for the web site endless canvas. the group under the of work on social media. more than three dozen people took the defeat into the neighborhood. >>> essential forced to have that many victims in that short of time. >>> the 10 suites but across the two block radius near the building. police did cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to at least 15 businesses. the owner of the building has offer
, to school... no, no, i'm a cool car. so i always fill up with chevron with techron. oh. well in that case, yeah, i am cool, after all. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. >>> just months ago firefighters rescued a man who fell down at a south bit orchard supply store in and got stuck between two walls. it's unfolded on these cabalist us with just before 4 this morning. the man was on top of the storm and heat the done button himself between to send a block walls and, number one for how did >>> have >>the macarthur boulevard offerd to ease some 583 mines shut down. >>> because this and thunderstorms to and will have more than that coming out. >>> the giants and is good a day of rest after the end of last yesterday. just listen to the bat. the benches cleared in this one for a little pushing and shoving. arizona went on to win it 62 over the giants as at&t. right off the head of lunger of the car she went down but was able to walk off the field. angels 17 to one in the gatt if 31 so the a's. >>> he lands on a young woman who w
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